Completely off trade news radar, we learned that Turkish filmmaker Tolga Karaçelik moved into production on his English-language debut this past June with none-other than Steve Buscemi in the driver’s seat. Karaçelik has been to Park City on two previous trips bringing Ivy (2015) and 2018’s Butterflies (which was the Grand Jury Prize Award winner). Shot in New York City, this fourth feature film goes by the title of The Shallow Tale of a Writer Who Decided to Write about a Serial Killer and saw The Wolf of Snow Hollow cinematographer Natalie Kingston on the project. It’ll have to be rushed to be included in the fest due to the production start date.
Gist: A struggling writer in the midst of a divorce befriends a retired serial killer who incidentally becomes his marriage counselor by day, and killing counselor for his next book by night.
Production Co./Producers: Wren Arthur, Scott Aharoni, Mustafa Kaymak, Sinan Eczacibasi, Özge Bulut Marasli.
Prediction: U.S. Dramatic Competition.